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Top-ranking begins with SEO SpyGlass. The tool lets you spy on your Google competitors to know exactly how they make their sites top-ranking. It reveals their backlinks, the best keywords, anchor texts and titles.The application shows you what worked and didn't work for your Internet rivals. Using the best of your competition techniques and applying minimal efforts you work out your own winning SEO strategy and outperform your Google competitors.

SEO Spyglass is available in three editions: Free, Professional ($124.75), and Enterprise ($299.75).

What's New

Version 5.13.3:
  • Miscellaneous: Several important issues, including collecting Compete Rank factor, using in-built browser on OS X and others, got fixed.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later

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Xplicit Member IconComment+807
Xplicit
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I wonder what kind of company does everything to not let you find out who's behind it.
Just try to get their address from their website. No luck? Then have a look who registered their domain ... oops, no luck either ... protected byWhoisGuard. I guess you get the idea.

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Version 5.10.6
Michael-Vilain Member IconReview+79
Michael-Vilain
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Be careful with this company. I just downloaded their software. Didn't fill out a form. Didn't send them any information. And got a phone call on my cell from their "manager". And a SPAM email. All from my IP address. I reported such things to SPAMCOP, their ISP (rackspace, GoDaddy, and LiquidWeb), but I'm still getting contacted. It's kind of creepy. And their software takes over the desktop, filling the screen. I'm not about to point it to my web site to see what SEO opportunities it finds. It's going straight into the trash.

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Version 4.5.7
Regular-Warren
+0

I've been wondering about these applications for a while. Thanks for the helpful review.

Link-Assistant.com (Developer)
+1

Dear Michael-Vilain,

Your "cautious" review is full of slander. That, or you are confusing us with a completely different provider.

1. You got a phone call from our "manager"? We don't even offer phone based support. Our customer support team works via online ticket desk, email and live chat. No phone calls from "managers" to any of our 200 K customers. You are surely confusing things.

2. You got a spam email on our behalf, from your IP address? We don't track or take any advantage of user IPs and we certainly don't use these IPs for spam purposes. True, as part of a pre-download signup you are required to provide an email address to which we later send out newsletters every couple weeks or so – purely informative stuff, software related information and product updates, with just as relevant links. Not interested in the newsletter content? No problem – click "unsubscribe".

3. Software takes over the desktop – please switch from full screen mode to system tray.

That said, please get in touch with us for product related help and stop making statements that have no factual basis.

Michael-Vilain
+0

I got a phone call and SPAM email from the manager of tangence.com, who identifying himself as an manager for "Results First", a SEO marketing company. This happened within 24 hours after accessing your site, installing your software, and attempting to use it to optimize my site. Their DNS info is shielded as is your company's info, so I have no way to determine if you guys are connected. If the guy wasn't your company, I apologize for the coincidences. Seems weird that someone would call AND send a SPAM email after obtained info from my domain's DNS entry. So installing and using your software to look at my site was pure happenstance. For accusing you of such overzealous marketing, I apologize.

As to your product, it took over the screen and did very limited things until I paid for more services. Not willing to give you guys a nickel for such stuff. The fact that you got all cartoony about my negative comments and posted a HUGE self-review here speaks VOLUMES. You should read up on the Streisand Effect.

RavenNevermore
+3

Link-Assistant.com wrote:

"please switch from full screen mode to system tray. "

"System tray"? You have the wrong operating system. Macs have no system tray.

Katie Carter Member IconReview+2
Katie Carter
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Hi, folks! I downloaded the free version of seo spyglass here and purchased the pro version from the developer the next day cause i was impressed with the tool.

I want to start a blog in a personal development niche, and it's pretty overloaded - there's no reason plugging into it unless you have an edge. I did keyword research and studied my competitors from a 'common sense' view point for a decent time, and then I looked for some back link checkers and was pretty satisfied to find spy glass.

- It found up to 25-30k links for the best websites - I wasn't that lucky with free online tools
- At first I was shocked at the amount of data provided - waaaaaaaaaaay too much, but the support replied me in 6 hours to explain how to customize the workspace me.
- I'm particularly interested in the social media impact, so I left only twitter/facebook mentions, google buzz and bookmarks mentions, and I plan to track it over time.
- Got some very good ideas on promotion of my website and a bulk of stat data - thanks to developers

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Version 4.4
Xplicit
+0

I guess this is what "reputation management" looks like ...

frequencydip Member IconReview+39
frequencydip
+3

I did buy this software and while it is useful in some instances its slow, buggy freezes and its full of pay walls. Pay to save any info, pay to print, pay to keep it working. If I pay for your software it shouldn't be crippled and not allow basic features like data export or printing, you cant evan copy and paste.

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Version 4.2.6
d_tisdal
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I had the very same issue...not sure if it's just the demo or what. But when I first opened it up it worked fine with the limit of 1100 links. But when I pushed yes for it to provide more info it ran painfully slow and froze at 85% 3 times! It never completes the process after running all night! I think the same way you do...it seems buggy and freezes. Right now I have serious doubts on buying it if the demo won't work for me.

Caberlin Member IconReview+62
Caberlin
+1

Be aware of high hidden costs that will follow after your purchase. The updates of the search engine information cost high regular subscribtion amounts and if you do not buy those subscriptions the software refuses to work immediately.

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Version 4.2.1
FreddyAnderssen Member IconComment+48
FreddyAnderssen
+4

A whois on the domain-name reveals this:

Whoisguard protected.

When a domain is WhoisGuard protected, it means that the domain owner opted for a private registration. WhoisGuard is a third-party service that replaces domain owner's personal information with their third-party information in Whois records. Domain owners may opt to use WhoisGuard so that they can remain anonymous.

When a domain is WhoisGuard protected, you have no way to contact the domain owner directly. You may contact WhoisGuard at the email provided in the Whois record for information pertaining to further contacting the domain owner.

(taken from https://support.domaintools.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=85)

Thus, folks, you will never know who owns or controls this software. Buyer beware.

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Version 4.0.1
Xplicit Member IconComment+807
Xplicit
+7

Still no information can be found on their website on who's behind link-assistant.com, where it's located and so on. That's a reason I wouldn't do business with them. What a pro company ...

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Version 3.12.1
Binarypackrat Member IconReview+22
Binarypackrat
+1

I bought the suite (all apps) I love them! They work.

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Version 3.11.4
Xplicit Member IconComment+807
Xplicit
+14

Buyers beware indeed. There is no contact information on the company's website and even their domain (link-assistant.com) registration information isn't visible. Makes this company and their software quite trustworthy, don't you think so too?

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Version 3.8.7
mac912374
+8

>Makes this company and their software quite trustworthy

I agree. I wouldn't buy anything from this software developer. It seems that they have their website hosted by Defender Technologies. SEO equals how-to-spam these days, anyway.

BumbleB Member IconReview+330
BumbleB
+10

Buyer beware: Even though the software can be used after the expiration of the "Live Plan" it becomes NAGWARE !!! All the time it reminds you that you need to extend the Live Plan, even though I don't wish to do that at this moment, since I rarely use this app.

Another reason I will *not* purchase a Live Plan is that the company is very shady. I think they are eastern european, but I don't know. Their website has no information to find anywhere with a mail address or anything. And the WhoIs information for their domain is "protected" by some privacy-service! What are they hiding???

PS: I know the purpose of the Live Plan is updates for the search engine algos, but please guys, my Live Plan expired last week, so I guess I would be fine without the nagging reminders!

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Version 3.7
solosaint
+1

but is the software worth buying (besides the nagging reminders)

did it do what it says it does?

BumbleB
+2

I have often sat down and forced myself to use it, but honestly I think it gives way too much info, in an extremely cluttered, inefficient way. Rage Domainer f.e. gives me most of the info I need, with much less clutter.

BumbleB
+8

Today, 9 days after the expiration of the Live Plan, the software will not even work any longer... Even though it is only 9 days out of date. It just leaves me with a Cancel button.

I might as well just delete the app.

Besides, all those search engine updates are only guesstimation, since no one except from the search engines themselves know what factors play which role in search engine rankings.

And furthermore, this company is just shady. They always have a "special offer" that is "jus for yooz" and only for a "limited time" but never an indication as to how long. And two months later, the "limited time" offer still stands.

Fuck them.

Xplicit
+3

I think: use this software you can also go and install some spyware, worms or viruses manually. Then your machine is infected at least by the malware you chose. I've never heard of a software company completely concealing their identity. This whole thing stinks.

Dalahast
+1

They're Eastern European—based in Belarus, specifically.

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Version 4.4.3
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Version 4.4.3
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Downloads 17,008
Version Downloads 88
License Shareware
Date 27 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $124.75
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